Creating a stress-free Neonatal environment
Intensive care units for premature babies are stressful environments – for the parents of the small patients, the doctors, the nursing staff and for the babies themselves. Noise, bright light, medical examinations and early physical separation from mothers make life stressful for premature babies. Stress is exhausting and robs the baby of energy that should be used for neural development and growth. So it becomes very important to introduce developmental care in the neonatal environment and reduce stress factors to the absolute minimum.